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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The upcoming UN report on climate change is not likely to rattle US deniers of global warming who hold sway in the halls of power, experts say. A hefty analysis of the latest science on global climate change, the report is packed with recommendations for policymakers. It will be released at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) next ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mankind’s global warming plays role in extreme weather, scientists say

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Climate change caused by human use of fossil fuels played a role in about a half dozen extreme weather events last year, international scientists said on Thursday. A team of experts examined 12 wild weather episodes last year, from droughts in the United States and Africa to heavy rainfall in Europe, Australia, China, Japan and New Zealand. About ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Australia creates world’s largest marine reserves

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia on Friday created the world’s largest network of marine reserves, protecting a huge swathe of ocean despite claims it will devastate the fishing industry. The announcement, after years of planning and consultation, will significantly expand the protection of creatures such as the blue whale, green turtle, critically endangered populations ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Agence France-Presse

    ... Shoe and cosmetic factories the main factors behind higher levels of dangerous organic compounds, says mainland dust expert Pollutants in the Pearl River Delta are more dangerous than those choking the capital because they contain higher levels of hazardo ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae that caused Hong Kong red tide could harm fish and humans that eat them

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... a spokesman for the working group said. A 2004 study published in the journal Harmful Algae found that shellfish exposed to the algae in the Mediterranean off France contained toxins and posed ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Water supplies return to Lanzhou after benzene spill, but residents are wary

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... family uses bottled water for washing and brushing teeth. The water supply firm, a joint venture of the Lanzhou government and Veolia Water of France, started replacing a corroded pipe on Sunday. ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Cutting annual greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70 per cent by 2050 from 2010 could limit warming to 2 degrees Celsisus, UN report says The UN climate chief on Sunday called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable. “The world can still combat ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Deep cuts in carbon emissions possible The world can, by acting urgently, curb carbon emissions enough to avert worst-case scenarios for climate change, UN experts said as they met in Berlin to weigh options for action. "The literature here shows that deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions... remain possible," said Ottmar Edenhofer, who ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    10,000 households to take part in waste-charging pilot scheme

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45pm by Ernest Kao

    ... of the Earth senior environmental affairs manager Frances Yeung Hoi-shan welcomed the trial. "Since some are still sceptical about waste charging, these tests can offer field experiences ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Sea Shepherd claims to have saved 750 whales from Japanese harpoons

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Sea Shepherd 'has saved 750 whales' Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd claims its efforts saved more than 750 whales as they returned to land after their longest-yet anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean, their annual high-seas showdown with Japanese whalers. Sea Shepherd's ships Bob Barker and Steve Irwin docked ...




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